A friend of mine asked me some advice and tips for traveling to Bali, so I decided to write a post in English in my blog, for all people who is going for Bali, Indonesia, for the first time. Maybe you want some advices too.
Best time of year to take a vacation in Bali is between April and September. My Australian friends say that the month of March is very hot and in October you can have a few days of rain, but nothing that can stop your tour, according to the report of my friends.
The official currency in Bali is called Rupias. If you are Australian they have Commonwealth bank there.
Bali is an island (province) of the Republic of Indonesia and has a governor elected by the people and a legislative assembly. The capital is called Bali Denpasar. Bali is divided into 8 regions (regencies), which are Jembrana, Buleleng, Bangli, Tabanan, Badung, Gianyar, Klungkung and Karangasem.
This island has approximately 3.5 million inhabitants. The area urbanized is close to Denpasar, and in the other regions is dominated by agriculture, which is evident in the thousands rice paddy fields in Bali.
Despite the predominant religion in Indonesia is Muslim, in Bali over 80% of the population is Hindu. Religion and culture are literally one and so the festivals, events and ceremonies have religious influence. As I said the Balinese society is based on its religious precepts so tourists should always show respect, patience and tolerance.
Now let’s do what interests us most, practical tips for u spend the best vacation of your life!
The visa will cost 35 American dollars for which person. The Visa last 30 days. They accept cash or Credit Card.
If you are staying more than 30 days you should arrange a visa outside the airport, at the immigration office, and must be taken 7 days before winning the first visa.
IF you need hospital you can choose one of this:
Bali Royal Hospital
The embassy of Australia in Bali has a lot of medical information that Australian people needs for going to Bali:
I hope you don’t need.
- Nusa Dua
- Finn’s Beach Club
- Dreamland Beach
- Padang Padang
- Tanjung Benoa
The hotel in Kuta is more economic, and you will be near of all restaurants and shops. You can make your tours and come back to the hotel and still do a lot at night.
I stayed at Hard Rock Hotel and my kids loved! They have activities for kids and adolescents.
There is another hotels in Kuta, here more 4 for you to choose:
- Nusa Dua
The hotel in Nusa Dua are the best!!! I think is the best place to stay in Bali is Nusa Dua.
Nusa Dua is more exclusive because it is a condominium of hotels.
At Seminyak beach do you have good hotels too:
- Sanur Beach
And at Sanur Beach do you have good hotels too:
My friend stay at Sanur Paradise Plaza Hotel. And she loved, but it is not in front of the beach.
- Tanjung Benoa
There is a beach calle Tanjung Benoa (north of Nusa Dua) that have good places to stay:
You can stay at the mountains in UBUD, there is some the best hotels to stay in Bali/Indonesia:
This is an economic suggestion in Ubud:
- Beach Walk is a mall in Kuta with a lot of restaurants:
- Hard Rock Cafe
- Jamie’s Italian
- Surf and Turf
In Bali there about 2 grocery stores in each block away, so if you need something is very easy to find a mini market. And there is a Carrefour in Bali, and it is like 20 minutes from Kuta.
Here is a list of supermarkets you can find in Bali:
For all the mothers that is traveling with baby some photos of the products that are sell in Carrefour Bali:
- Bintang Supermarket
- Hardy Nusa Dua
- Mini Mart
- Barong and Kris Dance
- Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary in UBUD
- Kintamani to see the volcano.
- Rice Fields
- Bali Safari & Marine Park (it is 105 American dollars )
- Elephant Safari Park & Lodge
If you need a car rental tour service with a English speaker driver you can call Krisna. His phone is + 62 81916553289, you can send a whatsapp to him and schedule your trip with him. He can also works like a taxi if you need. He made all the tours if me and my family.
There is a thousands of tours to do in Bali, the taxi driver that I pointed out has a folder with all the tours that u can do. There are several beaches, temples, market places, to visit in Bali. Surely one week will be short to know everything that exists in Bali.
Don’t drink the water of the tap. Don’t wash or tooth if the water of the tap. Always use spring water.
Use repellent to go to forests.
I hope you have a blessed trip !